2011 Chamber Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall
South Wilts Grammar School's Chamber Orchestra (Director - Richard Parsons) appeared at the Royal Albert Hall on 8th November in the prestigious School Proms – the culmination of a thrilling year. Having previously been selected to play at July's National Festival of Youth Music Concert in Birmingham Symphony Hall, where the adjudicators awarded the girls one of three special certificates of commendation for school orchestras, this was a fantastic finale.
The girls were thrilled and immensely privileged to play Corelli's Christmas Concerto in these iconic venues. At the packed Albert Hall they then joined other students from South Wilts and other Wiltshire schools to accompany a massed choir of five hundred Wiltshire children. Stunning performances followed by young people in many different genres and from across the whole country. The adults were humbled and inspired. The splendid evening concluded with a rousing rendition of land of Hope and Glory with fireworks, balloons and union jacks filling the arena.